Gary has been a volunteer archaeologist at Vindolanda for nearly 25years. Originally trained as an electrician, he later studied Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Leicester and has been a professional archaeologist and a teacher of history and archaeology. Gary is also a published author.

Gary has been working for the National Trust since 2001 and is currently a General Manager in Devon where he looks after a varied portfolio of historic houses and gardens, countryside and coastline. He brings a wealth of experience in managing people, operational performance, looking after historic places and making everyone welcome.